Two people have died in a microlight crash near Timaru.
Emergency services are on the scene of the fatal light plane crash on Seadown Rd in Seadown, 11km north of Timaru.
Police have confirmed an aircraft, believe to be a microlight plane, crashed in the area about 7.30pm.
Two people on board were deceased at the scene and their deaths have been referred to the coroner.
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Seadown Rd resident Mark Phillips said the plane had landed on his farm, and emergency services had covered up the scene.
"It happened about three of four paddocks back from the house.
"[The wreck] has been covered over and there are a few cones with a tarpaulin on the outside."
A St John spokesman said ambulance crews attended but were not required.
A fire crew from Washdyke also attended the incident.
No details of either of the deceased will be released until next of kin are fully informed, a police spokeswoman said.
Civil Aviation Authority have been advised.